L'Homme Idéal Cologne 2015

L'Homme Idéal Cologne by Guerlain
Bottle Design Thierry de Baschmakoff
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L'Homme Idéal Cologne is a popular perfume by Guerlain for men and was released in 2015. The scent is citrusy-sweet. It was last marketed by LVMH. Pronunciation
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Perfumer

Thierry Wasser

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesGrapefruit, Orange, Bergamot
Heart Notes Heart NotesAlmond, Neroli
Base Notes Base NotesIndian vetiver, White musk

Ratings

Scent

8.0 | 475 Ratings

Longevity

6.6 | 408 Ratings

Sillage

6.3 | 416 Ratings

Bottle

8.2 | 429 Ratings

Value for money

8.9 | 18 Ratings
Submitted by Freeestyler, last update on 16.01.2021.
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8
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8
Sillage
6
Bottle
MrLawman

10 Reviews
MrLawman
MrLawman
   0  
Guerlainasque
After having dived into niche perfumery for nearly a year, I can say that Guerlain has stunning offerings. I would call it Guerlainasque.

Some beginners may know Guerlain for their L'Homme Ideal line, like the one which this review is about but I would urge those people to explore their more exclusive offerings. Their L'Art & La Matière, for example, is stellar with beautiful, beautiful perfumes. Guerlain manages to take ''smooth'' to another level.

With that being said, I truely believe that Guerlain brings some Guerlainasque quality from their exclusive lines over to their more affordable, commonly known and lower threshold fragrances. Thats especially the case with Ideal Cologne.

Ideal Cologne is niche in quality and blending. The grapefruit and lemon are very realistic.

Talking about smoothness: the way the almond is used in this perfume really smoothens this fragrance out in order to provide a pleasant wearing experience.

Its mass appealing, easy to wear and more easy to love.

In other words: its Guerlainasque.
7
Scent
7
Longevity
5
Sillage
7
Bottle
CigiScent

14 Reviews
CigiScent
CigiScent
   2  
Soft, smooth, nutty and musky
This is a pleasant fragrance. I personally think it is a bit overhyped. When you can buy it from a discounter it is definitely worth the price. But it is rather plain to be so hyped.

You get the grapefruit, soft tonka/almond, you get some musk. It stays quite long, but get's close to the skin very quick. It is because of this I think it get's bad longevity ratings, but actually, longevity is quite good, just close to the skin and rather soft.

To me, it's not really fresh, but rather soft musky and a bit sweet.
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Pepdal

203 Reviews
Pepdal
Pepdal
   1  
the ideal ideal
Ideal Cologne is one of the reviewer darlings from this line and I have finally thrown my opinion onto the pile. It is currently dirt cheap but seemingly discontinued. thank you as always for watching.


10
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10
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9
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10
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Groxden
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Groxden
Less helpful Review    9  
Graperfruit Dreams
That was my first Guerlain.

What can I say, I wanted a wonderful gourmet fresh summer scent. Fresh grapefruit & yet a bit sweet. An "oh, I smell sexy as hell" scent You can't get enough of this masterpiece!
When you put on this scent it is summer. :)
Be quick, since he was hired.
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9.5
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8
Longevity
6
Sillage
10
Bottle
Rquill67

199 Reviews
Rquill67
Rquill67
   2  
A Much Appreciated Citrus Blend
I don't appreciate citrus. Most citrus fragrances don't work with my skin. This fragrance is the best citrus I've ever worn. It's juicy (makes my mouth water it's so juicy), is light, and would be great for summer or an office or workplace. Really unique and not offensive at all. Probably give this one a 10/10! Glad to have this in my collection.
9
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5
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7
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7
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Venomrock101

32 Reviews
Venomrock101
Venomrock101
   0  
Bubbly Lemon Soda
The worst part about this fragrance is that it’s discontinued. The smell on this is absolutely divine, as it smells like a bubbly lemon soda. It’s fresh, creamy, sweet, citrusy, and clean in all the right places, but I only rarely use it now because of how precious the juice is at the moment, and because the sprayer on here is absolutely nuclear. Unlike most fragrances where you can use it frequently and then you notice that you’ve put a dent in it, in this fragrance you can watch the juice just disappear before your very eyes. It’s kinda sad, yet sobering at the same time because it reminds me to not overuse it no matter how much I may want to. The nuclear sprayer is definitely needed though, as this fragrance is very light, and turns into a skin scent very quickly, so the vast amount of juice keeps the smell there for longer. These things all make it perfect for summer though, as it makes it so that it’s not cloying or annoying to people in the warmer weather. I give this a hearty recommendation if you can find it for a reasonable price, but on eBay they’re going for at least double retail so it might not be your best bet unless this really speaks to you. Still, try before you buy.
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SvenScent
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Helpful Review    13  
Refreshing lemonade with almond in the heart

This L'Homme Idéal Flanker has inspired me from the very beginning. His opening is a super tasty grapefruit-Waldmeister lemonade that you would like to order immediately. This is so successful that at first you think you are holding your nose directly over a freshly poured glass of effervescent lemonade and perceive the smell of the rising carbonic acid. I immediately remembered the taste and smell of the Frigeo/Ahoy fizzy drinks from my childhood. This citric freshness is soon mixed with a creamy sweetness of almond and tonka - simply wonderful, simply delicious, simply unique! The longer the fragrance lingers on the skin, the stronger the similarity with Chanel's Allure Homme Sport Eau Extrême; which is not such a bad reference...

For me, L'Homme Idéal is perhaps even the best pure spring scent I know. Because it is rather not suitable for the cold seasons and for the hotter summer days perhaps a bit too sweet. The Sillage might be a bit more offensive, but the performance is still very good for a spring/summer scent.
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9.5
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7
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6
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8
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Spiff

7 Reviews
Spiff
Spiff
   1  
An Ideal Cologne
This was a semi-blind buy for me. Had not actually tried it but saw reviews and had tried the EdT, EdP and Cool. Since I quite liked all the others I decided to give this a shot

This has an amazing citrus note that lasts the better part of the initial 2h. After the first hour that citrus starts fading away to the background and a sweet, delicate almondy smell that was previously the background switches places to the foreground.

Performance is weak but reasonable for a freshie summer fragrance.

Projection and sillage are low. Longevity is also low at 5-6h, but this has passed the "wife test". First day wearing this, just when I thought it was gone after some 5h, my wife arrived and said "you smell good" :)

Versatily is great. In summer or warmer spring days anyone can use this. It has a very classy scent, but it is not so formal that you can't wear it casually.

This is discontinued from what I read, but can be found online easily and with discounts.
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Naoh22

1 Review
Naoh22
Naoh22
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Leisure in a bottle
This is you, wearing white linen clothes, on vacation, laid back and letting go.
The initial citrus hit is very nice, fades rather quickly and makes way for a cozy almond and rum note, not unlike Guerlain's Homme, but brighter, fresher, less elegant, more playful. After a while, a soft smoky note lingers.
Lasts for about two hours noticeably, then recedes into the smoke for another two or so hours, overall, for such an affordable, yet refined scent, satisfying.
Superpens

10 Reviews
Superpens
Superpens
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almond
This has an instant creamy lemon smell. That is what first comes to mind. This a nice light fragnance that is good for a warm sunny day and good for the work setting. I really enjoy this one. I give this a 9/10
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Statements

GreMuserGreMuser 3 months ago
8
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8
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7
Sillage
8
Bottle
Almond + Grapefruit + Vetiver blended beautifully. To me it's totally unisex and a very unique fresh/summer scent with an unexpected twist.
TsoTso 4 months ago
9.5
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8
Longevity
8
Sillage
9
Bottle
Ultra classy scent. Wearable any season, any occation. One of my all time favorites. When I heard it's discontinued I hoarded extra bottles.
BertolucciKBertolucciK 5 months ago
8.5
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6
Longevity
6
Sillage
8
Bottle
Nice citrus in the opening but the best for me in L'Homme Ideal Cologne is the drydown with creamy almond and cozy musk. Performance is bad.
AmberScentAmberScent 2 years ago
9
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7
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6
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8
Bottle
A lower concentration, keeping the signature almond note, but introducing more citrus, namely the fantastic grapefruit. A summer delight!
Carlitos01Carlitos01 2 years ago
9
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6
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6
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8
Bottle
Summer Guerlains always fascinated me and this Ideal Man is no exception. I do recommend it over all the other Ideal Men EDP, EDT, whatever!
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DavidBrazDavidBraz 2 years ago
7
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5
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5
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7
Bottle
Beautiful! Fresh citrus combined with almonds which give it elegance. Not great longevity but who cares when we`ve this quality for lower €
OPomoneOPomone 5 years ago
1
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5
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2.5
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7.5
Bottle
"The worst is not the surest." Paul Claudel
"I'm sure I can't do any worse." Thierry Wasser, speaking of L'Homme Idéal Cologne
ApiciusApicius 6 years ago
9
Scent
Great fragrance, my personal summer favorite 2015. Will have to write a review.

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